The prosecutor's office of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has suspended Juventus and Italy midfielderNicolo Fagioli for seven months for engaging in illegal betting.

According to the official website of the Italian Football Federation, the 22-year-old player has been suspended from football for 12 months for placing bets with illegal bookmakers. However, in fact, the "ban" will be 7 months, since 5 of these 12 months are replaced by therapy lasting at least 6 months.

The midfielder was obliged to take part in at least 10 public meetings, which will be held for 5 months in amateur sports associations, federal territorial centers of the FIGC, centers for combating gambling addiction.

In addition, Nicolo will also pay a fine of 12500 euros.

Fagioli could have been disqualified for 3 years, but he cooperated, pleaded guilty and made a deal with the FIGC, which contributed to a reduction in the term of elimination.

Earlier, Fagioli admitted to betting on football matches. At the same time, the player said that he had never bet on the matches of the teams for which he played.

This season, Nicolo played 6 matches for Juventus in all competitions, scoring one assist.

It should be noted that Fagioli is not the only famous Italian football player who has become involved in a high-profile scandal about illegal betting.

Earlier, the police questioned two more players of the Squadra Azzurra about their alleged involvement in illegal play on the sweepstakes - Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali and Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. After that, both players left the training camp of the opponent of the national team of Ukraine in the selection for Euro-2024 ahead of schedule.

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